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March 18th, 2012 at 8:14:25 AM permalink
Quote: FrGamble

Anyway Wizard I don't think your thefts will add to your time in hotel purgatory but you may be disturbed often by the cleaning crew coming into your room.



Please don't mention to the man upstairs that I hate soft mattresses, which cheap hotels are notorious for. I think if he has a sense of humor then the room I end up with in Hotel Purgatory will have one that wasn't replaced in centuries.

Regarding the used stuff, does anyone know for sure what they do with it? For example a bar of soap was is still 90% intact or an opened lotion bottle.
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March 18th, 2012 at 8:17:47 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Regarding the used stuff, does anyone know for sure what they do with it? For example a bar of soap was is still 90% intact or an opened lotion bottle.



I've always assumed the housekeeping staff takes them. Soap's a bit iffy for some people, but the bottled products can easily be poured into larger containers and used at home.
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March 18th, 2012 at 8:24:54 AM permalink
Quote: progrocker

yes, that means I always buy toothpaste at my destination and then abandon it.

That can be the most efficient way with many items, however, they do sell toothpaste now in these flat one-portion travel packets as well as in the ultra small tubes that fit inside the collapsible toothbrush.

Traveling light makes sense in a day of security-screening and excess baggage charges as well as Checked Baggage delays. So its best to not have much with you.
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March 18th, 2012 at 8:43:36 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Soap's a bit iffy for some people,



Can't they melt the thousands of bars guests leave behind together, and make new bars?
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March 18th, 2012 at 8:54:36 AM permalink
I will admit, when I was in college, I stole a few rolls of nice, soft toilet paper for casino hotels when we would go down for the weekend. It was like gold back then!
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March 18th, 2012 at 9:05:17 AM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

Expensive hotels can spend up to $50 per room on high end bath products.



I'm skeptical of this number. Even the 5 star hotels don't give away BIG bottles of shampoo, they're always small. I just can't see bottles that small costing $50.
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March 18th, 2012 at 9:26:51 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard


Regarding the used stuff, does anyone know for sure what they do with it? For example a bar of soap was is still 90% intact or an opened lotion bottle.



Usually it goes to the trash. When I lived in the U.S as an interchange student my roomate used to work at Hilton as a housekeeper and he would bring home intact supplies like soap, shower gel, shampoo/conditioner - but mint. Everything that was more than touched or barely used would go to the trash. Specially at upscale properties everything is changed. The toilet paper remainning used to be exchanged as well.
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March 18th, 2012 at 1:37:29 PM permalink
Quote: reno

I'm skeptical of this number. Even the 5 star hotels don't give away BIG bottles of shampoo, they're always small. I just can't see bottles that small costing $50.



I took the number from ABC news: Hotels Clean Up On Soap, Shampoo Freebies.





These are the prices being offered on a hotel amenities web site for high end products.
500ML / 16.9 0Z. SHEA HAND/BODY LOTION 8
500ML / 16.9 0Z. SHEA SHAMPOO 8
500ML / 16.9 0Z. SHEA CONDITIONER 8
500ML / 16.9 0Z. SHEA MILK SHOWER CREAM 8
500ML / 16.9 0Z. METALLIC WALL BRACKET 2
100G / 3.5 0Z. VERBENA SHEA BUTTER BODY SOAP 100G 36
50G / 1.7 0Z. MILK SHEA BUTTER FACE SOAP 50G 84
50G / 1.7 0Z. VERBENA SHEA BUTTER BODY SOAP 50G 84


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I would think that most inexpensive hotels dispose of the bath products in the rooms that are not used by hotel guests. If the shampoo is 25 cents apiece, then it would be cheaper than inspecting them to see if some sociopathic previous guest has tampered with the contents. Similarly, I am sure that the tiny towels are washed and replaced even if they look unused.

Raiding the carts for bath products is bad manners.
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March 18th, 2012 at 2:18:17 PM permalink
Standard toothpaste comes in 75ml (3 oz tubes) which are allowable in your 1 quart zippie. You can also buy small shaving creams (50ml) that will pass security in the baggie.

If you are staying anywhere 3* and above, the front desk will have amenity kits where you can usually get a cheapo toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, shaving cream, and razor for free. There are plenty of people who forget and there are plenty of people who show up at hotels when the airline loses their luggage (airlines also have an amenity kit -- if you ever lose your luggage, ask for one).
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March 18th, 2012 at 3:30:45 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

How do you steal an ironing board?

Why does one steal an ironing board? Its not likely to be fenced for all that much, has to be transported to a vehicle and most people who buy stolen goods would have few people they have to iron a shirt for: their parole officer?

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